Innovation and Design Specialist, GPN/UNDP – ActiveUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Türkiye

Innovation and Design Specialist, GPN/UNDP – ActiveUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Türkiye.

Academic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial, graphic or service design, architecture or urban planning, environmental science, transition or complexity science, engineering, communications of related fields (Master’s level university degree will be an asset) required

Experience:

  • A mnimum 5 years of experience in international development and/or public sector design and innovation work required;
  • Professional knowledge and experience in social and public innovation approaches such as design thinking/human centered design, co-creation, systems thinking, ethnography, future thinking and foresight, and data analysis required;
  • Experience in design and visualization (Please provide the link or samples of one or two relevant recent samples) required;
  • Experience in providing innovation support to clients in public and private sector; required.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;

Application Procedure

The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):

  • A cover letter with a brief description of why the Offer considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references;
  • Samples or links of one or two relevant recent experience of design and visualization.

Note: The abov documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.

Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.

  • During the current COVID-19 situation, the consultant is expected to telecommute (from the country of residence at the moment of application) until the situation allows for the deployment in Istanbul Offices. As such, shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit two different all-inclusive professional daily fees: home-based and office-based (based on a 7-hour working day – lunch time is not included – and estimated 21.75 days per month).
  • The financial proposal must be all-inclusive and take into account various expenses that will be incurred during the contract, including: the daily professional fee; (excluding mission travel); living allowances at the duty station; communications, utilities and consumables; life, health and any other insurance; risks and inconveniences related to work under hardship and hazardous conditions (e.g., personal security needs, etc.), when applicable; and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services under the contract.
  • In the case of unforeseeable travel requested by UNDP, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
  • If the Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.

The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

Evaluation process

Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Being responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation where technical criteria weighs 70% and Financial criteria/ Proposal weighs 30%.

Technical evaluation – Total 70% (70 points):

  • Criteria 1: Relevance of experience (minimum 5 years) in international development and/or public sector design and innovation work; Maximum Points: 20
  • Criteria 2: Relevance of professional knowledge and experience in social and public innovation approaches such as design thinking/human centered design, co-creation, systems thinking, ethnography, future thinking and foresight, and data analysis; Maximum Points: 10
  • Criteria 3: Relevance of experience in design and visualization (Please provide the link or samples scan copy of one or two relevant recent samples); Maximum Points: 10;
  • Criteria 4: Relevance of experience in providing innovation support to clients in public and private sector; Maximum Points: 10
  • Criteria 5: Interview; Maximum Points 20.

The maximum points that can be achieved in the desk review is 50 points.

Only top 4 applicants obtaining a minimum of 35 points (70% of points obtainable in the desk review: Criterion 1-4) will be considered for an interview (Criterion 5).

Candidates obtaining less than 14 points during the interview (70 % of points obtainable during the interview) will be directly disqualified.

Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 49 points and above on the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation and will be asked to submit a financial proposal.

Financial evaluation – Total 30% (30 points)

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:

p = y (µ/z), where

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal

µ = price of the lowest priced proposal

z = price of the proposal being evaluated

Contract Award

Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.

Both home-based and office-based all-inclusive professional daily fees will be considered during the financial assessment and will have an equal impact on the evaluation’s result. The most competitive financial proposal for each of the categories (home-based and office-based) will be awarded a total of 15 points.

Payment modality

  • Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager. Payments to the consultant will be based on the all-inclusive home-based professional daily fee while telecommuting. Effective from the first day of deployment in Istanbul offices, payments to the consultant will be based on the all-inclusive office-based professional daily fee. Should the deployment not be carried out, the all-inclusive home-based professional daily fee will be considered during the entire assignment.
  • The work week will be based on 35 hours, i.e. on a 7 hour working day, with core hours being between 9h00 and 18h00 daily.
  • The consultant will be employed for 228 days



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